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Sewing machine workshop – Machine sewing 101

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Sewing 101: A Beginner’s Sewing Machine Workshop

Have you wanted to learn to sew? But its too intimidating? Do you have a sewing machine sitting in your cupboard gathering dust? Does your sewing machine look too complicated to use?

Welcome to the sewing machine workshop. I’m so excited to be your guide through the world of sewing!

What will I learn?

In this workshop, you will learn how to use a sewing machine confidently. You will start with the basics, such as threading your machine and winding up that little bobbin. Then, you will progress to more advanced skills, such as exploring different stitches, learning various sewing techniques and embroidering with your machine. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to tackle your own projects with confidence and ease!

  • Part 1: You will tackle the basics of threading your machine and winding up that little bobbin. I’ll also show you how to switch out your needles and sewing foot, and how to reverse and go forward with your stitching. And don’t you worry, we’ll practice stitching in straight lines. It’s gonna be a breeze, I promise. Before you know it, you’ll be a pro at setting up your machine!
  • Part 2: You will dive into the wonderful world of stitches! I’ll show you the various stitches and it’s uses. You will get to try out embroidery techniques if your machine has that feature.
  • Part 3: is where you will learn about identifying different fabrics and what projects they are suitable for. We will discuss the different needles you will need for the different fabrics. We’ll cover all the needle types and stitches needed for different fabrics, even stretch fabrics. Trust me, sewing stretchy stuff isn’t as scary as it seems.
  • Part 4: we’ll troubleshoot any issues with the machine and I’ll teach you how to oil and maintain it like a pro. You’ll leave this workshop feeling confident and ready to take on any sewing project that comes your way!

But, let’s not forget that sewing is more than just a craft – it’s a way to relax and de-stress after a long day. You’ll unleash your creativity and create something beautiful with your own hands. I promise, with the help of this sewing machine workshop, it will be  super rewarding!

What’s included in the price?

  • Fabrics to practise sewing
  • Expert guidance and tips from the workshop host
  • Email support for the next 3 months
  • Ongoing support from past and present students via a WhatsApp group

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring your own sewing machine if you haven’t paid for a machine loan
  • Sewing machine manual and all the accessories the machine came with, if it’s you are bringing own sewing machine
  • Bobbin, bobbin case if applicable for your own machine
  • Machine sewing threads – 2/3 colours if you have them
  • A full sewing kit. You can purchase a carefully curated sewing kit from us if you wanted to
  • Notepad and pen

Please note that I will have spare tools, scissors and threads available if you don’t have any to bring along.

How many people attend the workshop?

General group sessions are usually maximum of 6 people.  Private sewing course can be organized for your group of 5-8 participants. Please send me a message.

Other information

  • You will receive a confirmation email upon booking
  • Please ensure you have given us your telephone number. You will be added to a WhatsApp group at the end of the session
  • Please read the cancellation and rescheduling details before booking
  • Please read the FAQs.

Sewing class near me

If you are looking for a convenient sewing class near you in London, then this is it. I offer private one-to-one and private group sessions at your chosen location, whether it’s your home, office, or any other suitable venue. You can learn to sew at your own pace and convenience, with personalised guidance and support. You can create your own sewing course.

Book a private session. You can invite up to five more friends to join you or you can use it as a one-to-one session too. It’s a great way to have fun and learn a new skill together. All of your participants will need to bring their sewing machine and a basic sewing kit. But don’t worry. I will help you get organised for the day.

Also check out other sewing workshops offered – Sewing & mending workshops

Sew with confidence:


And if you want to get nerdy about a sewing machine – Sewing machine – Wikipedia

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to sew in London with a friendly and experienced instructor. So, why wait? Sign up for the workshop today and let’s get stitching!

7 reviews for Sewing machine workshop – Machine sewing 101

  1. Destiny (verified owner)

    The machine sewing 101 workshop was amazing. The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided informative tips, hints and advice. She consistently checked on our progress and supported each of us whilst also encouraging us. The setting and and mood was very relaxing and welcoming. I will definitely be attending more workshops from this instructor.

  2. Michelle

    Wow! What an incredible workshop. The how to master your sewing machine workshop was definitely what I needed. I learnt how to set up my machine, use different stitches and settings a s troubleshoot common problems. The instructor was really knowledgeable and really patient with me. She answered all my questions and gave me plenty of time to practice. My confidence in my sewing skills has improved 10 fold and I couldn’t have got here without this class. This workshop is a must for anyone who wants to improve their sewing skills

  3. Sebastian (verified owner)

    I went from knowing absolutely nothing about sewing to having a grounding in the knowledge needed to tackle basic repairs and projects alone with my sewing machine. Everything from fabric choice and thread types to technique and equipment were covered! I really enjoyed the session and I’m feeling motivated to learn more!

  4. Lola (verified owner)

    I absolutely loved my session with Kavitha. She knew her stuff. I learned so much in such a short space of time. The other ladies there were friendly & supportive . I left the session feeling a lot more confident about how to use my machine & with a feeling of wanting to learn more about sewing.

  5. Kelly (verified owner)

    Really lovely evening spent learning how to use my sewing machine. I now feel confident to make things! Really reasonable cost as well.

  6. Danni (verified owner)

    Kavita was very knowledgeable and had lots of fabric for us to use as examples.

  7. Katie (verified owner)

    my 12 year old daughter loved the introduction to the sewing machine workshop….very informative and encouraging….she can’t get enough of sewing now!

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